$50K reward offered to find UC Berkeley student missing after USC frat party

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 19-year-old University of California, Berkeley student has been reported missing and was last seen at a party near the University of Southern California. A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his location.

Eloi Vasquez was last seen Saturday around 1:30 a.m. in the 600 block of W. 28th Street attending a Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity party with friends. Vasquez, who had been drinking, told his friends he wanted to take a walk. He left the party and has not been seen since.

Family members say Vasquez called his friend shortly before 2:20 a.m., saying he was at the beach and was in trouble.

Concerned friends tried to contact Vasquez the next morning, but did not hear back from him. His phone was dead or turned off.

The Vasquez family is concerned, especially since the student did not have any money or identification with him.

"I'm just getting more and more worried. He hasn't turned up by now, he would have contacted someone," mother Wendy Margolan said. "He's out there somewhere."

The Cal student was a freshman on the men's soccer team.

"Eloi is a wonderful young man who has excelled both academically and athletically here at Cal. We are all very concerned for Eloi's safety," UC Berkeley's athletics department released in a statement on Facebook.

Vasquez is described as Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes, standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 175 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red and white baseball T-shirt, gray pants and white tennis shoes.

Police do not suspect foul play. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Area watch commander at (213) 485-2582 or (877) 527-3247.

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